increase patients’ activity levels and degree of autonomy. Educate yourself about local resources by seeing your doctor. Get checked out by a doctor first. You may have them design an exercise plan for you.
They may provide guidance if you plan on exercising while using oxygen. Increasing your physical activity level may require you to adjust how much oxygen your body receives. Examples of often recommended physical activities are:
- alternating sitting to standing repeatedly
- using a stationary bike
- using hand weights
- learning breathing exercises
Benefits of exercise include:
- strengthened muscles
- improved circulation
- improved breathing
- relief from joint discomfort
- eased tension
- increased stamina
Your workout duration and intensity may gradually increase after establishing a regimen. Putting forth a little more effort each day may make a big difference in how well you handle stress and how long you can keep it up. Get in at least three or four workouts every week. Beginning with an exercise that lasts just 10 to 15 minutes is ok.
The Progression Of COPD
While COPD can be slowed, symptoms will increase with time. COPD is staged to help you, and your doctor understand the condition and decide on a treatment strategy. Gold staging is based on your FEV1, or how much air you can push from your lungs in a second.
GOLD COPD Stage 1
This stage is mild. Your forced lung function is over 80%.
GOLD COPD Stage 2
This stage is mild. Your forced lung function is 50 to 79%.
GOLD COPD Stage 3
This stage is severe. Your forced lung function is 30 to 49%.
GOLD COPD Stage 4
This stage is the worst. Your forced lung function is 30% of normal.
What Can You Do?
It is possible to slow the development and severity of COPD by cutting down on smoking and other irritants. Maintaining a healthy weight and regular exercise routine helps boost resistance and stamina.
Modifications to the home environment might also be helpful. In some instances, this may necessitate bringing items down from a high shelf and placing them on a shared table.
It’s possible that making some adjustments may allow you to stop yourself from overdoing it and passing out. Any recommended course of treatment must be adhered to. If you feel unwell, significantly if your symptoms worsen, you should contact your doctor. They may recommend a different course of therapy than what you currently receive.